We've organized a comprehensive list of New York nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major New York city.

New York is home to some of America’s most sought-after private schools. Elite institutions like Columbia University and New York University (NYU) have garnered international reputations in a number of educational disciplines. Thankfully, many of the state’s top private institutions are also the nation’s leading nursing schools. In addition to NYU and Columbia, some of the top private nursing schools in New York are Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, University of Rochester, and St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

The state of New York is home to the largest comprehensive university system in the United States: the State University of New York (SUNY). The state is also home to the celebrated City University of New York system or “CUNY.” Public nursing school education in New York offers benefits that go beyond each system’s stellar reputation. For starters, public universities in the state (and across the US) cost less. Public universities are primarily funded through state government subsidies, so New York State residents will pay an average tuition of under $7,000 per year.

While many employers prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university, an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) will still prepare you for the national licensure examination and help you obtain an entry-level position in the field. An ADN program will also prepare you for entry into an RN-to-BSN program at a later date.

Did you know that most employers in the state of New York prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s or master’s degree? Hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. now agree that the minimum acceptable education requirement for nurses is a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. A four-year college, which may be a private independent institution or the undergraduate division of a university, offers instruction in the sciences, humanities, or a professional, vocational, or technical field leading to a bachelor’s degree.